Hello Dear Friends,
I see this time and time again in my coaching practice – my clients feeling the need to perfect something, whether it be a talk, workshop, blog post, or new program, and tie it up in a silky smooth bow before putting it out into the world.
Now, believe me, I am a fan of polishing, refining, and dialing something in, but the truth is that PERFECTION doesn’t actually exist.
I remember the moment, years ago, when I was watching a documentary created by the late great Steven Hawking and was awestruck by this quote shared in the show…
“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist… without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” ~Steven Hawking
After I heard that quote, I felt a deep release and exhale…
I mean come on! If perfection doesn’t actually exist in the Universe, then we can release our grip a little bit on our desire for everything that we create to be “perfect”, amirite?
And, this quote actually inspired me in the creation of one of the 11 Core Mindsets of an Uninhibited Business Queen in my ebook that was released last year…
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Here’s the Queen mindset…
“An Uninhibited Queen is committed to releasing the myth of perfectionism:
She recognizes that the idea of perfectionism is a man-made farce, she owns her fumbles and challenges and acknowledges them as catalysts to her continued expansion and growth.
An Uninhibited Queen doesn’t let her fear around making a mistake stop her from taking action – she feels the fear and does it anyway…
She cultivates the courage to voice her missteps, humbly learns from those blunders, looks for the lessons in them, and goes on to teach and lead her community from those transformative lessons.”
The truth is, good enough is oftentimes, truly, good enough.
And we MUST dare to put ourselves and our offerings out there, imperfection and all, if we really want to make a positive impact and experience the change that we want to see in the world.
This is about understanding that a deeper level of refinement comes through the doing and the daring… And, to remember to come back to your why, purpose and mission – and to give yourself permission to let your MISSION and your WHY move you through the fear that comes up along the vulnerable process of entrepreneurship.
Journaling Questions to Guide You in Rewiring the Myth of Perfectionism:
- In what areas of my life and business am I participating in the myth of perfectionism?
2. How am I putting pressure on myself or on a specific project that I’m creating to be perfect?
3. Where am I stalling or what have I not launched yet for fear that it’s not yet “perfect”?
4. How can I adjust my standards slightly and adopt a “good enough is good enough” mentality around that project?
5. How can I rewire my belief system to be more supportive of that “good enough” attitude, and work with the mantra “let your mission move you”?
6. What bold action would you like to take towards birthing that project or offering out there, imperfection and all?
All right, friend, really wonderful work!
And, now I’d love to hear from you. What are you owning and claiming in terms of releasing the myth of perfectionism? Please share with our supportive community in the comments below.
Thank you so much for being here, thank you so much for the contribution that you’re offering to the world. We absolutely NEED you to take up the fullness of your unique brilliance, imperfections, and all, and sending so much love your way!